([January 9] 1940)

Dell, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
On-sale Date
1940-01-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co. Inc.
Editing
Helen Meyer (vice-president); George Delacorte (president)

Issue Notes

Entire contents, copyright, 1940 by Dell Publishing Company.

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Second class permit. Copyright number 439931.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al McWilliams
Inks
Al McWilliams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Keywords
submarines

War Planes (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Roy Humphries (signed)
Inks
Roy Humphries (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; war

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in black, white and red.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Scoop Mason / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Blane (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Scoop and his aid, Sleepy Samson, are covering the European conflict between France and Germany.
Feature Logo
Scoop Mason War Correspondent
Genre
war; teen
Characters
Scoop Mason (first appearance); Sleepy Samson (first appearance); Jay-Jay [Judy Jackson] (first appearance); Jonesie (first appearance); Baron Treville (first appearance); Rosita (first appearance)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Tripod Trio / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What a story! All about the isle of everlasting beauty!
Genre
humor; war
Characters
Tripod Trio (first appearance)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Sky Hawk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ralf Stone (credited)
Pencils
Tom Hickey (credited)
Inks
Tom Hickey (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bad news strikes hard.
Genre
war; aviation
Characters
Storm Allen (first appearance); Lucky Lane (first appearance); Buzz Magee (first appearance); Ah Wing (first appearance); Admiral White (first appearance); Nichi Koto (first appearance)

On the High Seas / Three Days Out (Table of Contents: 5)

The Tripod Trio / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; war
Characters
Tripod Trio

Scapa Flow (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al McWilliams
Inks
Al McWilliams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Guenther Prien

Indexer Notes

Alden McWilliams credit from "Comic book culture: an illustrated history" by Ron Goulart (2000-Collectors Press Inc.) [Submitted by Doc Mars via the Error Tracker].

Lt. Frank Luke, World War Ace (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Roy Humphries (signed)
Inks
Roy Humphries (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography; war
Characters
Lt. Frank Luke, Jr.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Sikandur the Robot Master / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In his laboratory, sits Sikandur, the robot master.
Genre
war
Characters
Sikandur (first appearance; only appearance); Countess Sylvia (first appearance); Robot X5328B (first appearance); Bert (first appearance); Bill (first appearance); Ed (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

This is the only appearance of the "Sikandur the Robot Master" feature.

Television Torpedo Wars Newest Weapon (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Roy Humphries (signed)
Inks
Roy Humphries (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Sgt. Murphy; Lt. Radcliffe; U. A. Sanabria

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Blockade / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as J. D. Wilkyey]
Pencils
? [as J. D. Wilkyey]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tim and Jerry, two American boys, are enjoying a hiking and bicycling tour through Sweden
Genre
war
Characters
Tim (first appearance); Jerry (first appearance); Mr. Jones

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Tripod Trio / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Take dem away
Genre
humor; war
Characters
Tripod Trio

London is Bombed (Table of Contents: 12)

Danny Dash Globe Trotter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Erwin Hess (signed)
Inks
Erwin Hess (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Danny Dash (first appearance); Mac [Shamrock McGlynn] (first appearance); Gray Hordes from the Center of the Earth (first appearance)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Peace Raider / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arthur McCaffery (signed)
Inks
Arthur McCaffery (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Larry MacIntosh, wealthy and idealistic, wants the U.S. Navy to adopt his invention without cost
Genre
war
Characters
Peace Raider [Larry MacIntosh] (first appearance); Babanoff (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

I'm assuming Arthur McCaffery is the artist based on the use of the other bylines in this issue, since it says "by Arthur McCaffery."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

The Tripod Trio / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But we're not soldiers
Genre
humor; war
Characters
Tripod Trio

Name the Pilots! (Table of Contents: 15)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

A "Name the Pilots" contest on inside back cover.

Submarine Strength at the Outbreak of War! (Table of Contents: 16)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; war

Indexer Notes

Back cover.